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The white paper published in February 2022 proposed the Government’s new plans to end the ‘geographical inequalities across the UK’ with planning and infrastructure playing its part to addressing the issue. The Queen’s Speech delivered on the 10th May confirmed the proposals to be brought into law and policy on planning and infrastructure. Below we […]

So it was music to our ears to hear the announcement in March’s budget that the Government will create eight new Freeports in England. Businesses are set to benefit from more generous tax reliefs together with wider government support. If the Government’s aspirations are to be realised there will be simplified custom procedures, more investment, […]

We have picked out some recent headlines in the UK electric vehicle (EV) sector to bring you up to speed: 25/01/2021 It was reported that the chief executives of HGV manufacturers Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, IVECO and Ford have signed a pledge to phase out the manufacturing of internal combustion engines by 2040. 26/01/2021 […]

Hear how the public and private sectors believe early collaboration is key to secure a successful outcome for all. Freeths have gathered together leading industry experts, often with opposing views, to highlight the major issues facing stakeholders when embarking on the handback of a PFI project. Chaired by James Larmour, come and listen to the […]

Freeths supports Liverpool City Region Combined Authority on vital digital infrastructure project A national team at Freeths LLP have supported the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) in an ambitious digital regeneration project worth £30m. The project will create a new full fibre backhaul network comprising 212km of ultra-fast broadband across all 6 districts comprising […]

As part of its ongoing programme of planning reform and deregulation, Central Government has published a consultation paper setting out further proposed reforms on the following:  A new national Permitted Development right for the change of use of Commercial, Business and Service or E Class to Residential. Supporting public service infrastructure. Consolidation and simplification of […]

The National Infrastructure Strategy, subtitled ‘Fairer, faster, greener’, was published on 25 November 2020 after being delayed since Spring this year due to various reasons such as Brexit and COVID-19. It sets out the Government’s plans to transform the UK’s infrastructure networks in order to aid economic recovery, strengthen the Union and achieve net zero […]

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